Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Altered Surfaces

The one nice thing about rearranging your art books is that you find old favorites that are worth taking a look at again. I found a couple and one was Altered Surfaces for paper, canvas, board and plastic by Chris Cozen.
It's a wonderful book that describes the Golden product line and how to best use the products.
If you have ever had your colors go "muddy" on you then the chapter on color mixing is just for you.
I've been fascinated with encaustic (beeswax) painting. There is a wonderful chapter on creating an encaustic glaze formula.
I actually tried the techniques of pushing molding paste through a stencil on my New Mexico coffee table book. I was really pleased with the results.
The book is a must as far as I am concerned. If you are interested the web site is www.d-originals.com from Design Originals.
For information on golden products: www.goldenpaints.com
And, no I don't work for them just love their products.

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